Difference between PNG and GIF

GIF and PNG are two different types of format used to store the images.

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Extensions used to store image in this format are .gif and .gfa. It uses lossless compression algorithm and supports 8-bit color.

It stands for Portable Network Graphics. For PNG images extension used is .png. It uses lossless compression algorithm.

Difference between GIF and PNG:

It stands for Graphics Interchange Format. It stands for Portable Network Graphics.
It supports animation. It doesn’t support animation.
MIME type is image/gif. MIME type is image/png.
File size is generally less. File size is large compared to GIF.
It supports one bit transparency in the images. It supports transparency with an elegance.
Extensions used are .gif and .gfa. Extension used is .png.
Mostly used when animation is needed. It is mostly used in image creation.
It provides a limited color range of 256 colors. It provides thousand of colors.
It supports layers and multi-paging. While it does not supports layers and multi-paging.
It is best suited for screenshots, typography, etc. It is suitable for small vectors, crispy edged visuals, logos.
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